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Rappler's latest stories on lung disease


Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in U.S.

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:13 AM

More than half the cases involved patients under 25 years of age and three-quarters were men, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. - Canada reported its first hospitalization for severe respiratory illness linked to vaping on September 18, 2019, following an outbreak in the US that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)

U.S. probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

United States health authorities are investigating if e-cigarette use is linked to nearly 200 cases of severe lung illness

Study finds Indonesia, Philippines among highest number of smokers in the world

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:04 AM

A study reveals that global smoking deaths are up by 5 since 1990 and shows that the percentage of smokers in Indonesia and the Philippines have not dropped since then

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

May 13, 2016 - 11:06 AM

The new regimen which WHO will now encourage all its member states to adopt lasts up to 9 months easing the burden on patients and possibly curing more than 80 of cases

NEW TREATMENT. Patients sit on their beds in the Multi-drug-resistant ward of the government-run Tuberculosis (TB) hospital, on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Amritsar, India,  March 23, 2013. File photo by Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

16M die from 'lifestyle' diseases yearly – WHO

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The epidemic resulting from diseases linked to lifestyle choices including diabetes and some cancers causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man

In this file photo, an Indonesian man smokes a cigarette in Jakarta, Indonesia 12 September 2012. Bagus Indahono/EPA

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM

A growing link has been observed between diabetes – a disease of diet lifestyle and genes – and TB a respiratory disease spread by bacteria

Your mouth is a gateway to your health

Oct 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM

How is oral health linked to your overall health? Read on to see how good or bad oral hygiene can impact the rest of your body

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs: study

Feb 05, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Africa India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub standard drugs for tuberculosis fueling the rise of treatment resistant strains of TB according to a survey published on Tuesday

Blood samples are seen in the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) at Brewelskloof Hospital, on January 27, 2011, in Worcester, South Africa. AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH